The Power Of Ageing

How to tailor your skincare routine dependent on your age, from yours twenties through to your forties

Nateisha Scott

As you develop, grow and mature, so does your skin. It will undergo a plethora of changes from textural shifts to elasticity concerns and working with these changes and demands is vital for your overall skin’s health. Ageing is a beautiful process that we should all embrace, and no set skincare routine will reverse the process but with advice from experts we can harness the power of ageing and keep our complexion’s healthy, radiant and happy.

 

IN YOUR 20s

Your skin in your 20s goes through so many trails and tribulations from hormonal breakouts to clogged pores and hyperpigmentation, but your 20s should be the time for establishing a routine and putting prevention steps in place. Firstly establishing a skincare routine is vital for getting your skin in check. Cleansing, toning, exfoliating and moisturising work as a strong foundation to keep your skin bright, bouncy and plump. Our experts advise for both acne/combination skin and normal/sensitive complexions, to cleanse twice daily as its important for refreshing and clearing the skin. Secondly, prevention is better than cure and your 20s should be focused on preventing any sun damage. A fundamental addition into your skincare routine should be SPF, by taking diligent care of your skin it will mean fewer problems in the future such as sun spots and hyperpigmentation. With SPF, a recommended factor being 30+, and containing UVA and UVB protection, your skin will thank you.

 

AVOID

With the focus around beauty treatments and regimes, it is difficult to not get sucked into intensive treatments that your skin may not necessarily need. Your skin in your 20s is at its optimum, especially when considering elasticity and its collagen production, so avoiding harsh invasive treatments, ingredients and lasers will keep your skin as naturally radiant as possible. Although working with Salicylic acid, small doses of Retinol and Vitamin C are all elements that you can work with without threatening your skin’s natural progression.

IN YOUR 30s

You have your routine established and have also been implementing sunscreen on a daily basis but other ailments will start to show that weren’t necessarily visible in your 20s. Crow’s feet, more prominent frown lines and slightly less bounce to the skin are all factors that will play on your skin in your 30s as well as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, dark circles and sun spots. Using stronger ingredients such as Retinol, Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C will help combat the visible effects of ageing and provide your skin with the strength it needs. As your skin faces a slower cell turnover, exfoliation should be a top priority to keep your skin as soft and fresh as possible, and therefore working with peels and brightening treatments can work in your favour to compensate for the lack of moisture and improve overall dullness.

IN YOUR 40s

Your skin in your 40s is all about resting and repair, with the rate of your skin’s natural antioxidants slowing down, you will find that your skin cannot protect itself from environmental and diet factors like it could have previously and therefore our experts advise adding an antioxidant into your routine to optimise your skin’s defences. By also increasing your hydration products, you will restore the loss of Sebaceous oil that has naturally reduced over the years. It is important to restore this oil as your skin loses its ability to hold onto the moisture in the skin therefore incorporating facial oils is extremely beneficial in keeping your skin as plump as possible.

Although your skin’s journey is not necessarily tailored to your age but tailored to your skin concern, it can differ for each individual. However a general rule for all ages when considering your skin is to know and understand your skin type, that way you will feed your skin with the most compatible ingredients. Secondly learn how to layer products that way they can all be beneficial in your routine and finally wear SPF daily, protecting your skin from sun damage is beauty’s best kept secret.

 

Although your skin’s journey is not necessarily tailored to your age but tailored to your skin concern, it can differ for each individual. However a general rule for all ages when considering your skin is to know and understand your skin type, that way you will feed your skin with the most compatible ingredients. Secondly learn how to layer products that way they can all be beneficial in your routine and finally wear SPF daily, protecting your skin from sun damage is beauty’s best kept secret.